Ruairí Ó Murchú says the forthcoming election, likely to be announced by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar later this week, is an opportunity for people to say “enough is enough”.
The Sinn Féin General Election candidate and current Louth County Councillor made the comments ahead of the party leadership holding a meeting in the Crowne Plaza in Dundalk on Tuesday evening, a meeting schedule in light of the restoration of the Stormont Assembly and with an imminent election south of the border.
“Over recent days Sinn Féin played a major role in getting the Assembly in the north up and running once again,” Ó Murchú said. “This [meeting] will be an opportunity for local activists to discuss the new agreement and the general election which could be held here in a matter of weeks.
“I know that this will be a well attended meeting, Sinn Féin activists are up for the campaign ahead. This election is the people’s opportunity to say ‘enough is enough’. People are entitled to housing, healthcare and to live in safe communities, I want to help deliver those things as a TD for Louth.”
Ó Murchú was co-opted onto Louth County Council in 2017 to replace outgoing Cllr Kevin Meenan and will now join the Imelda Munster TD on the election ticket with former Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams stepping down.
Tuesday’s meeting at the Crowne Plaza in Dundalk will take place at 7.30pm.